Hey, everybody, I DID get to ring my last chemo bell on Wednesday. I had my final Herceptin infusion and all went well. After it was done, the whole team at the clinic gathered around and let me ring the bejeebers out of that thing. Some of the other people getting treatment really perked up and were so excited for me. Can you imagine? There was a lady that I know personally, and she is nearing her end of life, but she was so happy that it was my final day there. I looked at these people, and realized that at least half of them were actually dying and won't have the second chance that I have.
(I got to ring the bell in celebration of my completion of the tough chemo, several months ago. Herceptin is still chemo, but is not the losing-your-hair, having your toenails fall off, severe diarrhea kind that I had to take at first. This is the easy-peasey stuff that isn't too bad. But still they let you ring the old bell to indicate that it is alllll over.)
The next steps I have to go through are having another EKG, and having my Power Port removed. That does involve going to the hospital and having a quickie surgery procedure, but no big deal. I don't know what I will do without my alien lump up by my collarbone. Right!
I love Erma Bombeck and her quote for today is for all of us. When I see how fast the days are going by, it makes me worry that I won't do all that I am supposed to do in my life. All of us need to figure out what our talent is and get crack a'lackin. Jenna would dearly love to start some type of school for autistic kids, 'cause there isn't a whole lot of specific help out there. Alec's teachers are FANTASTIC and bend over backwards to help him. But many of them are not professionally trained to deal with that kind of student, and are learning as they go, when working with kids like Alec. That's her dream. I told to go ahead and dream big. Why not? Who knows what will happen and maybe that will be the talent both she AND Alec develop and end of helping others. She has read up on this subject and found out that there are a few states that have great special schools for autistic people and all the these schools have been started by small groups of parents who are in the same boat as her. We'll have to wait and see what develops.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL